"No matter what others think of me, I will always follow my dreams. Don’t dream your life, live your dream."
World record breaker in speed climbing
The fastest ascent of the Matterhorn by a Swiss mountain climber
Andreas Steindl is a Swiss mountain climber, ski mountaineer and mountain guide. Andreas was born in Zermatt, where he worked as a carpenter before he earned his mountain guide diploma in 2011. He also competes in alpine skiing and mountain running events. On August 27th, 2018 Andreas broke a world record in speed climbing. He sprinted from the Zermatt Kirchplatz (1’616 metres) to the peak of the Matterhorn (4’477.5 metres) and back down to Zermatt – a total of 22.8 kilometres and 2’861 metres of altitude – in only 3 hours 59 minutes and 52 seconds. This is about the same amount of time that a normal mountain climber would need to reach the peak of the Matterhorn from the Hörnlihütte (3’260 m).
My NORQAIN watch is the Adventure Sport Chrono with the black dial. This watch will always remind me of my Matterhorn record in 2018. I received this watch as a gift and my time, 3:59:52, is engraved on the NORQAIN plate.